It's hard, in the midst of things, to see our romantic interactions and feelings as mere trends. But our love lives and how we conduct them are, like everything else, conditioned in part by the time in which we live. Here are the top 10 love and relationship trends of the decade.
With Carrie Prejean and Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart making headlines with their now-public dirty deeds, and rumors of a Jon Gosselin vid on the horizon, we thought we'd take a look back at those shameless celebs who blazed the trail for all of our current and future sex tape stars. Rob Lowe, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson and Bret Michaels, Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon, Kim Kardashian and Ray-J, Dustin Diamond, Verne Troyer...
The Mayans' prediction that the world would end in 2012 must have been off by a couple of years, because we've just received a sure sign that the Apocalypse is now upon us: Jon Gosselin has a sex tape...According to Jon's former "nanny with benefits," Stephanie Santoro, "[Bodyguard] Tom told me that Jon was secretly videotaped having sex with a woman in Los Angeles in October, and he's seen the tape! Tom said people close to Jon put a camera in his hotel room, and paid a girl to flirt with Jon and have sex with him. He also told me he saw Jon snort cocaine on more than one occasion, and that the more Jon got into partying, the more cocaine he used!
Speaking with Sean Hannity, on The View, and last night on Larry King Live, it's been clear that "nobody defends Carrie Prejean Like Carrie Prejean," in the very wise words of Barbara Walter. Carrie Prejean stays on point — "It was the biggest mistake of my life," one that she takes "full responsibility for" but that can be blamed on a vast left-wing conspiracy — that is until someone messes with her carefully scripted damage control routine. Apparently, her people had an agreement with Larry King's people that no calls would be taken from viewers on the show. Well, one was and Carrie went berserk, ripping off her mic and then just sitting there... smirking, calling out Larry King for his "inappropriateness" (Read the full transcript of the interview on the next page) The innocuous-yet-campy question that sent her over the line didn't even have anything to do with the sex tape.
Former Miss California Carrie Prejean is doing damage control this week after news of a sex tape scuttled her lawsuit against her former pageant bosses. TMZ.com reported that a source was asking $10,000 for a video of Prejean masturbating, but the seamy website turned the video down.
Jennifer Lopez' ex-husband, Ojani Noa, is back at it again, trying to make a quick buck of his one year marriage 12 years ago to the celebrity super-star. This time by including racy sex game footage in his "parody" film How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The J.Lo and Ojani Noa Story. According to the National Enquirer, the Cuban-born waiter has 11 hours worth of tape that shows her frolicking around half-naked, flashing her crotch and getting spanked.
Carrie Prejean: Political lighting rod, dater of Michael Phelps, breast augmenter, spurned beauty queen and now... amateur porn star? That's right. Although the tape has never been released publically, it's already been making—or saving—money for those who have it in their possession.
Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times know the "real reason" why Lindsay Lohan is so upset about the theft of a safe from her L.A. house: "the contents included some very incriminating videos and photos, plus legal documents, that LiLo believes could cause embarrassment if made public." Throw in the fact that the robbery seems to have been an "inside job," and you can understand why LiLo has been feeling so "violated."
On the exact date the Queens rapper and 'Milkshake' chanteuse were scheduled for a legal battle royale—she says he's being a miser with child and spousal support, he says she's overestimating his wealth—the latter went into labor with the former's child at 10:30 am.